The Deal: Blackman Cruz's five-hour sale
Interior decorators, movie moguls and rock stars know and love Blackman Cruz for a lot of things: rare midcentury furniture, odd industrial antiques, skull lamps and lifelike bronze piranhas -- all with four- and five-figure price tags. What Blackman Cruz is not known for? Sales.
On Saturday, though, Blackman Cruz is having a sale -- for five hours only.
"This is the first time we are offering 30% off everything in the store, including our BC Workshop collection," says Lika Moore, who along with owners Adam Blackman and David Cruz designs the line of furniture, lighting and accessories.
BC Workshop's highly detailed, hand-finished artisan pieces are made from luxury materials: walnut, oak, leather upholstery, marble, brass and bronze. Lots of bronze -- as in a leather ottoman that sits on four bronze hippo feet.
Even with the reductions, the prices are high. Moore's Panthera console, above, with a bronze leg and ball-and-claw foot, regularly $16,500, will be reduced to $11,550. The forged iron Winged Heart sconces, regularly $3,900 each, will be on sale for $2,730, and the carved-wood gilded Crown of Thorns mirror will be marked down from $15,000 to $10,500. The bronze Salamander sconce, right, normally $7,500, will be $5,250.
Drinks will be served to help dull the pain.
Smaller, more affordable vintage pieces will be on sale too, and if you're a design fan and haven't yet seen the store, you can always just be be a looky-loo and enjoy the modern gothic ambiance of the space, formerly the gay after-hours club Probe.
The sale runs from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday at 836 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 466-8600.
-- David A. Keeps
Photo credits: Sidney Ben Simon